ERIC Number: EJ725829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: 13
AIR Model: A Teaching Tool for Cultivating Reflective Ethical Inquiry
Cohen, Perrin; McDaniels, Melissa; Qualters, Donna M.
College Teaching, v53 n3 p120 Sum 2005
The AIR model we describe in this article is a practical framework for cultivating reflective inquiry into ethical issues that students, faculty, and administrators experience in the midst of busy daily lives and encounter in classroom discussions in a discipline field. The model is highly adaptable to academic and workplace settings and enables students to clarify and refine their ethical thinking and make more caring, compassionate, and respectful choices. Quantitative and qualitative assessment indicates that students who use AIR as an organizing framework become more empowered and competent to engage in reflective ethical inquiry. (Contains 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethical Instruction, Self Esteem, Competence, Student Empowerment, Inquiry, Ethics, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, College Students, Educational Environment
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States